Wednesday, April 29, 2015

FAQ on Children Education Allowance, OTA/NDA, Honorarium/Fee, Leave

No.I-11020/1/2014-Estt. (AL)
Government Of India
Ministry Of personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment (Allowance) Section
Sl.No
Question
Answer
Children Education Allowance
1
Whether reimbursement of Children Education Allowance is admissible for the:


(a)
Nursery/LKG/UKG as there is no provision of recognition of these classes in most of the States/UTs;
Reimbursement is permissible only if the Child is studying in a recognized educational institution.

(b)
Third Child if either of the first two children is disabled to the extent that he/she cannot go to school
Reimbursement is allowed to only the two eldest surviving children of the Government Servant except when the 2nd Child birth results in multiple births or the 3rd Child is born due to failure of sterilization operation.

(c)
The children borne out of second marriage or the children of second wife/husband in additions to children from first marriage.
Reimbursement is allowed to only the two eldest surviving children of the Government Servant.

(d)
Entitlement of number of Note Books
Reimbursement is permissible for any number of note books as may be prescribed by the recognized educational institution.
OTA/NDA
2
The reasons for not enhancing rates of OTA/NDA
The 5th and the 6th Central pay commission did not recommend enhancement of rates of OTA/NDA.
Honorarium/Fee
3
Whether honorarium is payable to the chairperson/Members of the DPC and also such other Departmental Committees, viz., Committee on Sexual Harassments at work place, etc.?
In terms of the provisions of Fr 46 (b), the Central government may grant or permit an honorarium as remuneration for work performed which is occasional or intermittent in character and either so laborious or of such special merit as to justify a special reward. Except when special reasons, which should be recorded in writing, exist for a departure from this provision, sanction to the grant or acceptance of an honorarium should not be given unless the work has been undertaken with the prior consent of the Central Government and its account has been settled in advance.

Guidelines for payment of Honorarium under Fr 46 (b)have already been laid down inter alia vide the Department’s OM No.17011/9/85-Estt. (AL), dated 23.12.1985 and OM No.17020/1/91 – Estt. (AL), dated 18.11.1991. It has also been clarified that no honorarium should be granted for temporary increases in work.
4
Whether retention of “Fee” for delivering lectures in Government/Private bodies is permissible?
As per para 6 of DoP&T’s O.M.No.16013/1/79-Estt.(AL) dated 11th February 1980, Payments received by Government servants as income from books articles, papers and lectures on literary, cultural, artistic, technological and scientific subjects including management science; will not be subject to crediting one-third of the amount to the general revenues
Establishment (Leave) Section:
5
Whether male Government Servant, who is single parent, can be allowed Child Care Leave?
No. CCL can be granted to female employees only.
6
Whether Bond on Study Leave can be transferred from Central Government to State Government?
No. Bond executed by the Government servant while proceeding on study leave cannot be transferred on his/her appointment in State government/PSU/Autonomous bodies.
7
What is the limit of leave encashment while availing LTC by dependents or spouse within the same block year/
The Government servants governed by the CSS (Leave) Rules, 1972 and entitled to avail LTC may en-cash earned leave up to 10 days at the time of availing both types of LTCs., i.e., “Hometown” and “Anywhere in India”. However, when the one and the same LTC is being availed of by the Government Servant and his family members separately in a block year, encashment of leave would be restricted to one occasion only.

 Source: http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/I-11020_1_2014-Estt.AL-28042015.pdf

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RESOLUTION ADOPTED AT THE MASSIVE RALLY AT NEW DELHI FOR MERGER OF DA, IR AND 7TH CPC FROM 1.1.2014

Effect wage revision of the Central Government Employees from 01.01.2014, accepting the memorandum of the Staff Side JCM; ensure 5-year wage revision in future; grant Interim Relief and Merger of 100% of DA. Ensure submission of the 7th CPC report within the stipulated time frame of 18 months; include the Grameen Dak Sewaks within the ambit of the 7th Settle all anomalies of the 6th CPC

The massive congregation of the representatives of Central Govt Employees who have come from various parts of the country held at Jantar Mantar before the Indian Parliament on 28-04-2015 decided to commence the indefinite strike action from 23rd November 2015 from 6 AM having failed to elicit any positive response from the Government in settlement of the 10 point Charter of Demands submitted months back. It was also decided that the Railways and Defence organizations will conduct the strike Ballot as per the provision of the Industrial Disputes Act and Recognition Rules before commencing the strike from 23-11-2015.

The massive gathering adopted the resolution unanimously exhorting the central Govt. Employees to prepare for the eventual strike action in all earnestness and make it a historic one.

The meeting congratulates the employees for forging exemplary unity and carrying out various programmes chalked out by the National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) after the national convention on 11th December 2014. Even though the Govt. was compelled to set up the 7th CPC on account of the sanctions generated through the action programmes, Govt. has refused to grant Interim Relief and merger of DA and excluded the Gramin Dak Sewaks of the Postal Department from the ambit of the 7th CPC.

It is a matter of regret that in spite of public admission of non-privatisation of Indian Railways by Prime Minister of India and assurance of Minister of Railways on various occasions, including Parliament, Dr. Deb Roy Committee had submitted a report which is a clear roadmap for privatisation of IR.

The meeting noted that the Government has purposely ensured the closure of Joint Consultative

Machinery, the negotiating forum set up in 1966 for Central Government Employees to discuss and bring about settlement of their demands.

The meeting chaired by Secretary (Personnel) on 25th February 2015 did not bring about settlement on any single issue of the Charter of Demands.

The meeting unanimously decided to demand before the Government to convene the meeting of National Council, JCM immediately and settle the following charter of demands, if at all it wants to avoid confrontation with its own employees.

CHARTER OF DEMANDS:-

1.Effect wage revision of the Central Government Employees from 01.01.2014, accepting the memorandum of the Staff Side JCM; ensure 5-year wage revision in future; grant Interim Relief and Merger of 100% of DA. Ensure submission of the 7th CPC report within the stipulated time frame of 18 months; include the Grameen Dak Sewaks within the ambit of the 7th Settle all anomalies of the 6th CPC.

2.No privatisation, PPP or FDI in Railways and Defence Establishments and no corporatisation of postal services.

3.No Ban on recruitment/creation of post.

4.Scrap PFRDA Act and re-introduce the defined benefit statutory pension scheme.

5.No outsourcing; contractorisation, privatisation of governmental functions; withdraw the proposed move to close down the Printing Presses; the publication, form store and stationery departments and Medical Stores Depots; regularise the existing daily rated/casual and contract workers and absorption of trained apprentices.

6.Revive the JCM functioning at all levels as an effective negotiating forum for settlement of the demands of the CGEs.

7.Remove the arbitrary ceiling on compassionate appointments.

8.No labour reforms which are inimical to the interest of the workers.

9.Remove the ceiling on payment of Bonus.

10.Ensure five promotions in the service career.

The meeting authorized the National JCA to take appropriate and necessary steps needed to make the indefinite strike beginning from 23rd November 2015 an unprecedented and grand success.

Shiva Gopal mishra
Convenor
National Joint Council of Action

28.04.2015

Source: http://confederationhq.blogspot.in/
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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Sanction of Dearness Allowance to Karnataka Government Employees with effect from 01.01.2015.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE GOVERNMENT OF KARNATAKA

Sub:- Revision of the rates of Deamess Allowance-res.

READ: 
(1) G.O. No. FD 23 SRP 2011, dated: 15.06.2011
(2) G.O. No. FD 07 SRP 2012, dated: 21.04.2012
(3) G.O. No. FD 17 SRP 2012, dated: 14.05.2012
(4) G.O. No. FD 25 SRP 2012, dated: 17.10.2012
(5) G.O. No. FD 09 SRP 2013, dated: 08.05.2013
(6) G.O. No. FD 21 SRP 2013, dated: 03.10.2013
(7) G.O. No. FD 5 SRP 2014, dated: 08.04.2014
(8) G.O. No.FD 17 SRP 2014 dated:26.09.2014
(9) Representation dated: 10.04.2015 of the President, Karnataka State Govemment Employees' Association.

GOVERNMENT ORDER NO. FD 11 SRP 2015
BANGALORE, DATED 24TH APRIL 2OI5

Government are pleased to sanction increase in the rates of Dearness Allowance payable to the State Government Employees in the Revised Pay Scales 2012 from the existing 25.25% to 28.75% of Basic Pay with effect from 1st January 2015.

2. These orders will apply to the full time Government Employees, Employees of Zilla Panchayats, Work Charged Employees on regular time scales of pay, full time Employees of Aided Educational Institutions and Universities who are on regular time scales of pay.

3. For the purpose of grant of Dearness Allowance, the term 'Basic Pay' means, pay drawn by a Govemment Employee in the scale of pay applicable to the post held by him and includes:

a. Stagnation increment, if any, granted to him above the maximum of the scale of pay.

b. Personal Pay, if any, granted to him under sub-rule (3) of Rule 7 of the Karnataka Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2012.

c. Additional increment, if any, granted to him above the maximum of the scale of pay.

4. Basic Pay shall not include any emoluments other than those specified above.

5. Government are also pleased to sanction increase in the rates of Deamess Allowance from the existing 25.25% to 28.75% of the Basic Pension/Family Pension with effect from 1st January 2015 to the State Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners and Pensioners/Family Pensioners of the Aided Educational Institutions whose Pension/Family Pension is paid out of the Consolidated Fund of the State.

6. Govemment are also pleased to sanction increase in the rates of Dearness Allowance from the existing 25.25% to 28.75% of the Basic Pension/Family Pension with effect from 1st January 2015 to the Pensioners/Family Pensioners who were drawing pay in the UGC/AICTE/ICAR scales of pay.

7. Separate orders will be issued in respect of Employees on UGC/AICTE/ICAR/NJPC scales of pay and also in respect of NJPC Pensioners.

8. The increase in Dearness Allowance admissible under this order is payable in cash.

9. The payment on account of Dearness Allowance involving fractions of 50 paise and above shall be rounded off to the next rupee and fractions less than 50 paise shall be ignored.

10. The Deamess Allowance will be shown as a distinct element of remuneration and will not be treated as pay for any purpose.

BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE
GOVERNOR OF KARNATAKA

Sd/-
(K.S.RXJALAKSHMI)
Under Secretary to Government
Finance Department (Services-2)

Source:http://www.finance.kar.nic.in/gos/fd11srp2015.PDF
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Monday, April 27, 2015

5 Lakhs Central government employees rally for scrapping of NPS, merger of DA

Central Government employees have decided to hold a demonstration near Parliament on April 28 for bringing to notice their long-pending demands such as scrapping of the new pension scheme, merger of dearness allowance, and putting a stop to outsourcing, among others.

According to a release, the demonstration would press the long-pending demands of Central Government employees including scrapping the New Pension Scheme (NPS), merger of dearness allowance (DA) in Pay, redressal of pending anomalies of the Sixth Central Pay Commission, interim relief, scrapping foreign direct investment, and public private partnership schemes, filling of vacancies, stopping outsourcing, enhancement of the limit of bonus, and on the other side various amendments in labour laws, among others.

On the call of the National Joint Council of Action (NJCA), the Convener of NCJCA Shiva Gopal Mishra said in a release various associations will participate in the demonstration including the All-India Railway Men’s Federation, the National Federation of Indian Railwaymen, the All-India Defence Employees’ Federation, the Indian National Defence Workers’ Federation, the National Federation of Postal Employees’ Federation, the Federation of National Postal Organisation, and the Confederation of Central Government Employees. Besides, some state employees will also participate in the demonstration.

Mishra further said if the Government does not take the “united movement seriously” to resolve the issues, they would be forced to take precipitate action for which the Centre would be responsible.

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Grant of Night Duty Allowance on the basis of Actual Salary – Implementation of Courts Judgements - BPMS

BHARATIYA PRATIRAKSH MAZDOOR SANGH
(AN ALL INDIA FEDERATION OF DEFENCE WORKERS)

REF: BPMS / MOD / NDA / 200 (8/2/L)

Dated: 24.04.2015

To,
Shri R K Mathur,
Secretary, Department of Defence,
Min of Defence, Govt of India,
South Block, New Delhi – 110011

Shri G Mohan Kumar,
Secretary, Department of Defence Production,
Govt of India, Min of Defence,
South Block, New Delhi – 110011

Ms. Vandana Srivastava,
Financial Adviser (Defence Services),
Govt of India, Min of Defence,
South Block, New Delhi – 110011

Subject: Prior Intimation for Contempt Petition: Grant of Night Duty Allowance on the basis of Actual Salary – Implementation of Courts Judgements.

Respected Sir / Madam,
With due regards, it is submitted that the issue of payment of Night Duty Allowance based on actual salary instead of notional pay of Rs.2200/- was under consideration in the Ministry of Defence consequent of Courts judgments. Hon’ble CAT Jodhpur has already passed the following directions in OA No 34/2008 dated 5.11.2009:

(i) The Night Duty Allowance shall be paid to the applicants and the similarly situated persons on the basis of the actual salary after taking out the pay structure determinants like HRA etc., which have no actual relation to the work performed and on the basis of this pay, thus arrived at, Night Duty Allowance is payable to the applicants.

(ii) The applicants are entitled to such arrears as is applicable to them from April 2007 on the basis of actual pay thus arrived at without any interest if the amount is calculated and arrears paid to them from six months from the date of receipt of a copy of this order and thereafter with 6% interest.

(iii) The O.A is allowed to the extent as aforesaid. No order as to costs It is learnt that vide I.D. No. 17(4)/2012/D (Civ-II), dated 04.01.2013 MOD had asked for some data from all the Dtes/Hqrs and since then the matter was pending. Meanwhile, O.A. No. 2017/2014 was filed in CAT Mumbai on 17th January, 2014 as ‘All Employees of Ordnance Factory Ambajhari, Nagpur (1598 applicants) versus Union of India through Secretary, Min of Defence’ for payment of Night Duty Allowance on the basis of actual salary. The O.A. was disposed of at the admission stage with the directive to consider the said representations of the applicants in the light of the judgement passed by Jodhpur within 12 weeks. Aggrieved by the non-compliance of the above directive, Contempt Petition (CP No.200/2014 Shri Arvind Girija Singh & Ors versus UOI & Ors.) was filed and the subject CP was heard on 23.02.2015 and after hearing both sides Hon’ble CAT Mumbai disposed of the contempt petition with an order to grant night duty allowance as per revised rate within 03 months from the date of receiving the order.

As the period granted by the Hon’ble CAT is going to expire on 23.05.2015, all the concerned authorities are requested to take appropriate action so that Night Duty Allowance may be paid on the actual salary as per CAT directive to the petitioners as well as nonpetitioner, failing which by this federation BPMS will be compelled to file Contempt Petition.

Thanking you.

Sincerely yours

Sd/-
(M. P. SINGH)
General Secretary

Source:http://bpms.org.in/documents/contempt-tke2.pdf
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Appointment on compassionate grounds – Clarifications – regarding.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. E(NG)H/2015/RC-l/Genl./2

New Delhi, dt.23.04.2015

The General Manager(P),
All Indian Railways
Production Units.

Sub: Appointment on compassionate grounds – Clarifications – regarding.

Attention is invited to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 14.092012 issued under RBE No. 102/2012. Some of the Zonal Railways have sought clarification as regards to the allowances and benefits allowed to a trainee under Board’s letter dated 14.09.2012(RBE No. 102/2012) should be given to a trainee appointed against a working‘post where it is mandatory for persons being appointed to clear the entire training period before joining a working post.

The matter has been examined in Board’s office and it is clarified that in terms of one of the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission, as accepted by the Government of India, candidates not possessing the minimum qualifications of Matric could not be recruited in the Government service. At the same time, Commission also recommended that in exceptional circumstances like appointment on compassionate grounds, Government might need to provide employment opportunities to certain classes of persons not immediately meeting the minimum educational standards and Government could recruit them as “trainees” who would be given a regular pay band and Grade Pay only on acquiring the minimum qualification prescribed under the Recruitment rules.

Thus, it is amply clear that Board’s instructions dated 14.09.2012 applies exclusively in cases, where candidate being considered for appointment on compassionate grounds are not meeting the minimum qualification for entry into the Government service that is, in Grade Pay 1800/- and the word ‘trainees’ have been coined only for this limited purpose. It has nothing to do with trainees (who get stipend and not salary) in various posts of Grade Pay 1900 & above, where it is mandatory for persons to complete the training successfully, before joining a working post.

Please acknowledge receipt.

Sd/-
(Lily Pandeya)
Director Estt. (N)II
Railway Board

Source: NFIR
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Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners — Revised rate effective from 1.1.2015.

F. No. 42/10/2014-P&PW(G)
Government  of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department  of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor,     Lok Nayak  Bhavan, 
KhanMarket, New Delhi-  110003
Dated 27th April 2015

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Grant  of   Dearness   Relief   to   Central   Government    pensioners / family pensioners –  Revised rate effective  from  1.1.2015.

The  undersigned is  directed   to  refer  to  this  Department’s  OM No.  42/10/2014- P&PW(G) dated 29th   September, 2014  on the subject  mentioned  above and  to state  that the President  is pleased to decide  that  the  Dearness Relief (DR)  payable to  Central  Government pensioners / family  pensioners shall  be enhanced  from  the  existing   rate  of  107%  to  113% w.e.f.  1st January,  2015.

2. These orders apply to (i) All Civilian Central Government Pensioners / Family Pensioners (ii)  The Armed Forces Pensioners, Civilian Pensioners paid out of the Defence Service Estimates, (iii)   All   India   Service   Pensioners (iv)   Railway   Pensioners and   (v)   The   Burma   Civilian pensioners/family pensioners and pensioners / families of displaced Government pensioners from Pakistan, who are Indian  Nationals but  receiving  pension on behalf of Government of Pakistan and are in receipt of ad-hoc ex-gratia  allowance of Rs. 3500/-  p.m. in terms of this Department’s OM No. 23/1/97-P&PW(B) dated  23.2.1998   read with  this  Department’s OM No.  23/3/2008- P&PW(B)dated 15.9.2008.

3. Central Government Employees who had drawn lump sum amount  on absorption  in a PSU / Autonomous body and have become eligible to  restoration  of 1/3rd   commuted  portion  of pension as well  as  revision  of  the  restored  amount  in  terms  of  this  Department’s OM No. 4/59/97-P&PW(D) dated  14.07.1998 will also be entitled  to the payment of DR @  113% w.e.f. 1.1.2015  on  full  pension i.e.  the  revised  pension which  the  absorbed  employee  would  have received on the  date of  restoration  had he not  drawn  lump sum  payment  on absorption  and Dearness Pension subject to fulfillment  of the conditions laid down in para 5 of the O.M. dated 14.07.98.    In this connection, instructions contained in this Department’s OM No. 4/29/99-P&PW (D) dated. 12.7.2000  refer.

4. Payment of DR involving  a fraction  of a rupee shall be rounded off to the  next higher rupee.

5. Other provisions governing grant  of DR in respect of employed family  pensioners and re-employed Central Government Pensioners will be regulated in accordance with the provisions contained in this Department’s OM No. 45/73/97-P&PW(G) dated  2.7.1999 as amended vide this Department’s OM No. F. No. 38/88/2008-P&PW(G) dated 9th July,  2009.   The provisions relating to regulation of DR where a pensioner is in receipt of more than one pension will remain unchanged.

6. In the case of retired Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts, necessary orders will be issued by the Department of Justice separately.

7. It   will   be  the   responsibility of  the   pension disbursing authorities, including the nationalized banks, etc. to calculate the quantum of DR payable in each Individual case.

8. The  offices  of  Accountant General and  authorised Pension Disbursing Banks  are requested to arrange payment of relief  to  pensioners etc. on the  basis of these  instructions without  waiting  for any further  instructions from  the Comptroller and Auditor  General of India and the Reserve Bank of India in view of letter  No. 528-TA,II/34-80-II  dated 23/04/1981 of the Comptroller and Auditor  General of  India  addressed to all  Accountant Generals and  Reserve Bank of  India  Circular No.  GANB No.  2958/GA-64 (ii)   (CGL)/81 dated  the  21st   May,  1981 addressed to State Bank of  India and its subsidiaries and all Nationalised Banks.

9. In their  application to the  pensioners / family pensioners belonging to Indian  Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the C&AG.

10. This Issues with  the  concurrence of Ministry of  Finance, Department of  Expenditure conveyed vide their ID No. 1(4)/E.V/2004 dated  24th April, 2015.

11. Hindi version will follow.

Sd/-
(D.K.Solanki)
Under Secretary  to the Government  of India

Source:http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D3/D03ppw/PPWG_270415_11231.pdf
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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Rates of Dearness Allowance from 1.1.2015 to Central Government employees continuing in pre revised scale as per 5th CPC

No. 1(3)/2008-E.ll (B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 24th April, 2015.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Rates of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 1.1.2015 to employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised scale as per 5th Central Pay Commission.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even No. dated 25th September, 2014 revising the rates of Dearness Allowance in respect of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies who continue to draw their pay and allowances in the pre-revised scales of pay as per 5th Central Pay Commission.

2. The rates of Dearness Allowance admissible to the above categories of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous bodies shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 212% to 223% w.e.f. 1.1.2015. All other conditions as laid down in the O.M. of even number dated 3rd October, 2008 will continue to apply.

3. The contents of this Office Memorandum may also be brought to the notice of the organizations under the administrative control of the Ministries/Departments which have adopted the Central Government scales of pay.

Sd/-
(A. Bhatacharya)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source:http://finmin.nic.in/the_ministry/dept_expenditure/MX-M452N_20150424_191339.pdf
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Friday, April 24, 2015

7th Pay Commission’s visit to North-Eastern States in the second week of May, 2015.

7th Pay Commission’s visit to North-Eastern States

The Commission, headed by its Chairman, Justice Shri A. K. Mathur, proposes to visit North-eastern states in the second week of May, 2015.

The Commission would like to invite various entities/associations/federations representing any/all categories of employees covered by the terms of reference of the Commission to present their views.

Your request for a meeting with the Commission may be sent through e-mail to the Secretary, 7th Central Pay Commission at secy-7cpc@nic.in. The memorandum already submitted by the requesting entity may also be sent as an attachment with this e-mail.

The last date for receiving request for meeting is 6th May 2015 (1700 hours).

Source:http://www.7cpc.india.gov.in/
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Rounding off of a fraction of a rupee in regulation of additional pension

No.38/8/15-P&PW(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi-110 003.
Dated the 16th April, 2015

Office Memorandum

Subject: Rounding off of a fraction of a rupee in regulation of additional pension

The undersigned is directed to say that vide this Department’s O.M No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 1.9.2008 and O.M No. 38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 2.9.2008. Instructions were issued for grant of additional pension/family pension @ 20% to 100% to old pensioners/family pensioners of the age of 80 years and above.

2. A question has been raised as to how the amount of additional pension is to be regulated in case the additional pension results in fraction of a rupee. The matter has been examined in consultation with Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) and it has been decided that the amount of additional pension as finally calculated may be rounded off to the next higher rupee. In cases where the pension/family pension of old pensioners has been fixed/revised without rounding off the additional pension, in those cases also, the additional pension may be rounded off to the next higher rupee hereinafter. However, no arrears for the period from 1.1.2006 on account of such rounding off would be paid in those cases.

3. This issues with the approval of Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) ID No. 157/EV/2015 dated 30.3.2015.

Sd/-
(S.K. Makkar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source:http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D3/D03ppw/Roundingofffraction.pdf
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Procedure for payment and reimbursement of medical expenses under ECHS

No.22 D(07)/2014/ (WE)/D(Res)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
New Delhi

To,

The Chief of Army Staff
The Chief of Naval Staff
The Chief of Air Staff

ADDENDUM

Dated : 22nd April, 2015.

Subject: Procedure for payment and reimbursement of medical expenses under ECHS

Sir,
With reference to Govt. of India, Ministry of Defence letter No.24(8)/03/US(WE)/D(Res) dated 19th December 2003, I am directed to convey the sanction of Competent Authority for following addition to Para 7 of the letter.

The reimbursement shall be limited to 23 days in case 7 days medicines have been issued by empanelled hospital for conditions mentioned in para 6 of Govt. of India letter under reference in terms of GOI/MoD letter No.22D(07)/2014/US(WE)/D(Res) dated

This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Defence (Finance) vide their U.O. No 33(207)/2014.Fin/Pen elated 8-4-2015.

Yours faithfully,

H.K Mallick
Under secretary to the Govt. of India
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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Leave Travel Concession (LTC) entitlements of unmarried Government servants - DoPT Clarification.

F. No. 31011/11/2013 (A.IV)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment A-IV Desk

North Block, New Delhi - 110 001
Dated April 21, 2015

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Leave Travel Concession (LTC) entitlements of unmarried Government servants – Conversion of Home Town LTC facility into travel to different parts of the country permissible under the special dispensation scheme – Clarification — regarding.

In relaxation to the Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988, special dispensation is allowed to the Government servants from time to time. Presently, one such dispensation in operation is the relaxation to the Government servants to travel by air to visit North-East Region or to Jammu & Kashmir or to the Andaman & Nicobar Islands by converting one block of Home Town LTC available to them.

2. Vide this Department’s Office Memorandum No. 31011/17/85-Estt.(A) dated 03.04.1986, unmarried Central Government employees, who have left their wholly dependent parents/sisters/minor brothers at their home town are allowed the benefit of LTC to visit their home town every year. This concession is in lieu of all other LTC facilities admissible to the Government servant himself and to his/her parents/sisters/minor brothers.

3. This Department is in receipt of references seeking clarification on the admissibility of conversion of Home Town LTC facility into travel to different parts of the country, which is permissible under special dispensation, to such unmarried Government servants.

4. The matter has been examined in consultation with Ministry of Finance. It has been decided that the facility of conversion of Home Town LTC to allow travel to different parts of the country, under the special dispensation scheme, will also apply to an unmarried Central Government servant, who is eligible to avail the benefit of LTC to visit Home Town every year. This facility may be availed by converting one occasion of Home Town LTC out of the four Home Town LTC occasions available in a block of four years.

Sd/-
(Surya Narayan Jha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source:http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/31011_1_2013_Estt_A_IV.pdf
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Instructions on exemption from passing the Typewriting Test on Computer in respect of LDCs, regarding.

F.No. 14020/ 1 /2014-Estt. (D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 22nd April, 2015

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Instructions on exemption from passing the Typewriting Test on Computer in respect of LDCs, regarding.

The undersigned is directed to say that instructions issued by this Department vide O.M.No.14020/2/91-Estt(D) dated 29th September, 1992 provide for grant of exemption from passing the typing test for drawal of increments and confirmation in respect of LDCs.

2(i) . The above mentioned instructions provide for exemptions as under:-

a) If above 45 years of age on the date of their appointment, such persons may be granted exemption from the date of their appointment.

b) If between the age of 35 years and 45 years at the time of their appointment, such persons may be granted exemption on attaining the age of 45 years.

c) If below 35 years of age on the date of appointment, such persons may be given exemption after 10 years of service as LDC provided they have made two genuine attempts to pass the typing test; otherwise they may be granted exemption after attaining the age of 45 years.

d) Those LDCs who have made two genuine attempts for passing the typing test prior to issue of this 0 M but have not completed 8 years service as LDC, may be granted exemption from passing the typing test after completion of 8 years of service or on attaining the age of 45 years, whichever is earlier.

(ii) For the Physically handicapped persons, these instructions provide for exemptions as under:

a) Physically handicapped persons who are otherwise qualified to hold clerical post and who are certified as being unable to type by the Medical Board attached to Special Employment Exchanges for the Handicapped (or by a Civil Surgeon where there is no such Board) may be exempted from passing the typing test.

b) The term ‘physically handicapped persons’ does not cover those who are visually handicapped or who are hearing handicapped but cover only those whose physical disability permanently prevents them from typing.

3. Model RRs for the post of Lower Division Clerk (LDC) were issued vide this Department’s O.M.No.AB-14017/32/2009-Estt(RR) dated 7th October, 2009. The entries pertaining to Skill Test Norms prescribed in the Col. 8 of the Model RRs for the post of LDC were modified to include the Skill Test Norms ‘only on computers’ vide this Department’s O.M.No.AB14017/32/2009-Estt(RR) dated 17) 11May, 2010.

4. This Department has received references whether the instructions as contained in this Department’s OM dated 29.9.1992 are applicable for test on Computer or not. The matter has been examined and it has been decided that the criteria for grant of exemption from passing the typing test in respect of such LDCs including Physically Handicapped persons/Persons with Disabilities as stipulated in this Department’s O.M.No.14020/2/91-Estt(D)dated 29th September, 1992 would also be applicable to the test on Computers.

5. It has also been decided to extend the above instructions to Sportspersons recruited against Sports quota under the Scheme of appointment of meritorious Sportspersons.

Sd/-
(Mukta Goel)
Director(E-I)

Source:http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/14020_1_2014-Estt.D-22042015.pdf
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Travel by Premium Trains on Official Duty/Tour/Training/Transfer etc.- Clarification reg.

No. 19046/2/2008-E.IV 
Government of India 
Ministry of Finance 
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi.
Dated the 22nd April, 2015.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Travel by Premium Trains on Official Duty/Tour/Training/Transfer etc.- Clarification reg.

References have been received in this Department seeking clarification regarding entitlement of Central Government servants to travel by “Premium Trains”, being run by the Indian Railways, while on Official Duty/Tour/Training/Transfer etc.

2. It is clarified that travel by Premium Trains by Central Government servants on Official Duty/ Tour/Training/Transfer etc. is not allowed and therefore, the fare charged for Premium Trains by the Indian Railways for the journey performed by Premium Trains shall not be reimbursable. In cases where journey on Official Duty/Tour/Training/Transfer etc. has already been performed by Premium Trains, the amount reimbursed shall be restricted to the admissible normal fare for the entitled class of train travel or the actual fare paid, whichever is less.

Sd/-
(A.Bhattacharya)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source:http://finmin.nic.in/the_ministry/dept_expenditure/OMTA22042015E.pdf
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Sanction of Dearness Allowance to Odisha Government Employees with effect from 01.01.2015.

GOVERNMENT OF ODISHA
 FINANCE DEPARTMENT

 OFFICE MEMORANDUM 

No.12410/CS-IV(ALW)-0001/2015-F

Bhubaneswar, dated the 20.4.2015

Sub:- Sanction of Dearness Allowance to State Government Employees with effect from 01.01.2015. 

Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure in their Office Memorandum No-1/2/2015-E-II(B).,dtd. 10.04.2015 have enhanced the Dearness Allowance payable to the Central Government employees from existing 107% to 113% w.ef. 01.01.2015. 

2. Now, considering the overall financial resources and fiscal targets stipulated under Odisha Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2005, the State Government have been pleased to release additional dose of DA @6% enhancing the same from the existing rate of 107% to 113% on the Basic Pay and Grade Pay taken together w.e.f. 01.01.2015 in case of the State Government employees, who are covered under the ORSP Rules, 2008. This additional dose of DA will be paid in cash and can be drawn in the Pay Bill of April, 2015 payable in May, 2015 and onwards. Arrear from the month of January, 2015 to March, 2015 on account of the enhanced DA, shall not be drawn before the date of disbursement of salary of April, 2015. 

3. Payment of enhanced D.A. @113% w.e.f. 1st January, 2015 to the State Government employees and employees Of Aided Educational Institutions, drawing pay under ORSP Rules, 2008 will be at par with DA sanctioned by Government of India in Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure O.M. No.1/2/2015-E-II(B), dated 10.04.2015. 

This additional dose of DA of 6% on basic Pay and Grade pay taken together w.e.f. 01.01.2015 and the manner of payment to the State Government employees as above is also applicable to the following category of employees covered under the ORSP Rules, 2008. 

All India Service Officers serving in the affairs of the State Government, for which G.A. Department will issue orders separately; 

The teaching and non-teaching staff of Universities who are in receipt of regular scale of pay for whom the State Government is bearing full salary cost. These also include Teachers of Universities who enjoy AICTE/UGC scale under ORSP (College Teachers) 2010 and Medical College Teachers under ORSP (Medical College Teachers) Rules, 2010; 

Subordinate Judicial Officers drawing their pay in accordance with Law Department Resolution No.8318/L dated 02.08.2010;

Work-charged employees drawing pay in regular scale of pay under the ORSP Rules, 2008; and 

Job Contract Workers of Consolidation and Settlement Organisation who are in receipt of fixed pay in regular scale of pay under ORSP Rules, 2008 and DA sanctioned thereon from time to time.

5. DA in accordance with this Memorandum will also be admissible to the State Government employees who were in service on the 1st January, 2015 but have ceased to be in service at the time of sanction of this enhanced DA. 

6. The bill for drawal of enhanced DA @6% w.e.f. 01.01.2015 to the State Government employees and employees of Aided Educational Institutions, drawing pay under ORSP Rules, 2008 will be submitted to the Treasuries/Special Treasuries/Sub-Treasuries along with the pay Bill for the month Of April, 2015 payable in May, 2015 onwards.

By Orders of Governor, 

Sd/-
ADDITIONAL CHIEF 
SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT,

Source:http://www.odisha.gov.in/finance/pdf/2015/12410.pdf 
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Revision of rates of wages of daily wage workers and workers engaged on part-time basis in Himachal Pradesh.

NO. FIN-(PR)B(7)-33/2010
Government of Himachal Pradesh
Finance (Pay Revision) Department.

From 
Principal Secretary (Finance) to the
Government of Himachal Pradesh.

To
1. All Administrative Secretaries to the 
Government of Himachal Pradesh.
2. All Heads of Departments in Himachal Pradesh.
3. All Divisional Commissioners/Deputy Commissioners in 
Himachal Pradesh.

Dated: Shimla - 171002, the 17th April, 2015.

Subject :  Revision of rates of wages of daily wage workers and workers engaged on part-time basis in Himachal Pradesh. 

Sir/Madam, 
In partial modification of this Department's letter of even number dated: 24th May, 2014, on the subject cited above, I am directed to say that the rates of daily wages in respect of various categories of workers engaged on daily wages in Himachal Pradesh are revised w.e.f. May. 2015. as shown in Annexure-"A". 

2. The per hour rate of part-time workers is also revised from Rs. 21.00 per hour to Rs. 22.50 (without rounding off to Rs. 23.00 per hour w.e.f. 1st May, 2015.

3. All those engaged on daily wage basis/part-time basis in the Scheduled Tribal Areas of the State shall be allowed 25% enhancement on the revised daily wages as per Finance Department's Office Memorandum No. FIN (PR)B (7) - 1/95-II dated 17.04.1998. 

4. These rates will be applicable to all those working in various Government Departments. As far as the PSUs/Universities/ Autonomous Bodies /Boards etc. are concerned, these enhanced rates shall be applicable to them only if the managements of those PSUs/Universities/ Autonomous Bodies 'Boards etc, take a decision in this regard, considering the availability Of resources in their organization. 

Yours faithfully,

Sd/-
(Om Parkash Sharma)
Under Secretary (Finance) to the
 Government of Himachal Pradesh. 

Source:http://himachal.nic.in/showfile.php?lang=1&dpt_id=1&level=1&lid=8796&sublinkid=8504
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Forwarding of representations before the Pay Anomalies Commission.

No. 16/1/2015-SOPAC 

From
The Secretary, 
Pay Anomalies Commission, Haryana, 
Room No. 25, 8th floor, Haryana Civil Secretariat, 
Telephone No. 2740794. 

To
1. All the Administrative Secretaries
2. All Head of Departments in Haryana

Dated, Chandigarh the 21st April, 2015 

Subject: Forwarding of representations before the Pay Anomalies Commission.

I have been directed to invite your attention to this Commission's letter No. 16/1/2015-SOPAC dated 13.2.2015 on the subject cited above. The stipulated closing date i.e. 15.4.2015 for forwarding of representations of the individual employees/ Association(s)/ Union(s) of employees by the Administrative Departments to the Commission has already passed. The matter has been further considered by the Commission and it has been decided that:-

 1. The Commission will not accept any new representation from any individual employee/ Association(s)/ Union(s) of employees directly after the closing date Of 15.04.2015. Any such representation received after closing date Of 15.4.2015, will not be entertained and the same will be filed under intimation to the representationist.

2. The representations received upto 15.4.2015 have been sent to respective Administrative Departments for their comments/recommendations. However, in large number of cases, their comments/recommendations are still awaited. Therefore, the closing date for sending the comments/recommendations of Administrative Departments is hereby extended till 11.05.2015. It is 
made clear that this date has been extended only for enabling the Administrative Departments to expedite the pending ease awaiting comments. However, no new representation be taken up after the closing date of 15.4.2015. 

Sd/-
Secretary,
Pay Anomalies Commission, Haryana

Source:http://finhry.gov.in/writereaddata/Instruction/Pay%20Anomalies%20Committee/6265.pdf
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Tamil Nadu Government Employees Dearness Allowance from 1st January 2015 - Orders Issued

GOVERNMENT OF TAMIL NADU
2015

FINANCE (ALLOWANCES) DEPARTMENT
G.O.No.121, Dated 22nd April 2015
(Manmatha, Chithirai-09, Thiruvalluvar Aandu 2046)

ALLOWANCES – Dearness Allowance – Enhanced Rate of Dearness Allowance from 1st January 2015 – Orders – Issued.

READ - the following papers:

1. G.O.Ms.No.245, Finance (Allowances) Department, dated 10th October 2014.
2. From the Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, New Delhi, Office Memorandum No.1/2/2015-E-II (B), dated 10th April, 2015.

ORDER:

In the Government Order first read above, orders were issued sanctioning revised rate of Dearness Allowance to State Government employees as detailed below:-

Date from which payable
Rate of Dearness Allowance (Per month)
1st July 2014
107 per cent of pay plus Grade Pay

2. The Government of India, in its Office Memorandum second read above, has now enhanced the Dearness Allowance to its employees from 107% to 113% with effect from 1st January, 2015.

3. Following the orders issued by the Government of India, the Government sanction the revised rate of Dearness Allowance to the State Government employees as indicated below:-

Date from which payable
Rate of Dearness Allowance (Per month)
1st January, 2015
113 per cent of pay plus Grade pay

4. The Government also direct that the above increase in Dearness Allowance shall be paid in cash with effect from 01.01.2015.

5. The arrears of Dearness Allowance for the months of January, February and March 2015 shall be disbursed in cash immediately. While working out the revised Dearness Allowance, fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to next higher upee if such fraction is 50 paise and above and shall be ignored if it is less than 50 paise.

6. The Government also direct that the revised Dearness Allowance sanctioned above, shall be admissible to full time employees who are at present getting Dearness Allowance and paid from contingencies at fixed monthly rates. The revised rates of Dearness Allowance sanctioned in this order shall not be admissible to part time employees.

7. The revised Dearness Allowance sanctioned in this order shall also apply to the teaching and non-teaching staff working in aided educational institutions, employees under local bodies, employees governed by the University Grants Commission/All India Council for Technical Education scales of pay, the Teachers/Physical Directors/Librarians in Government and Aided Polytechnics and Special Diploma Institutions, Village Assistants in Revenue Department, Noon Meal Organisers, Child Welfare Organisers, Anganwadi Workers, Cooks, Helpers, Panchayat Secretaries/Clerks in Village Panchayat under Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department and Sanitary Workers drawing special time scale of pay .

8. The expenditure shall be debited to the detailed head of account 03. Dearness Allowance’ under the relevant minor, sub-major and major heads of account.

9. The Treasury Officers / Pay and Accounts Officers shall make payment of the revised Dearness Allowance when bills are presented without waiting for the authorization from the Principal Accountant General (A&E), Tamil Nadu, Chennai-18.

(BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR)

Sd/-
K. SHANMUGAM
PRINCIPAL SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT.

Source:http://cms.tn.gov.in/sites/default/files/gos/fin_e_121_2015.pdf
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Ad-hoc Increase - Consolidated Pay / Fixed Pay / Honorarium Employees drawing revised -Ad-hoc Increase from 01.01.2015 - Orders Issued

GOVERNMENT OF TAMIL NADU
2015

FINANCE (ALLOWANCES) DEPARTMENT
G.O.No.122, Dated 22nd April 2015
(Manmatha, Chithirai-09, Thiruvalluvar Aandu 2046)

Ad-hoc Increase – CONSOLIDATED PAY / FIXED PAY / HONORARIUM –Employees drawing revised Consolidated Pay / Fixed Pay / Honorarium -Ad-hoc Increase from 01.01.2015 – Orders – Issued.

READ – the following papers:-

1. G.O.Ms.No.248, Finance (Allowances) Department, dated 14.10.2014.
2. G.O.Ms.No.121, Finance (Allowances) Department, dated 22.04.2015

ORDER:

In the Government Order first read above, the Government sanctioned an ad-hoc increase in the Consolidated Pay / Fixed Pay / Honorarium with effect from 01.07.2014 at the rate of Rs.20/- per month in respect of those drawing revised Consolidated Pay / Fixed Pay / Honorarium upto Rs.600/- per month and at the rate of Rs.40/- per month in respect of those drawing revised Consolidated Pay / Fixed Pay / Honorarium of above Rs.600/- per month.

2. In the Government Order second read above, orders were issued enhancing the Dearness Allowance payable to Government employees on regular and special time scales of pay with effect from 01.01.2015. Government has therefore, decided to grant ad-hoc increase to those drawing revised Consolidated Pay / Fixed Pay / Honorarium with effect from 01.01.2015. Accordingly, Government direct that employees drawing revised Consolidated Pay / Fixed Pay / Honorarium be allowed another ad-hoc increase with effect from 01.01.2015 as detailed below:-
For those drawing revised consolidated pay/fixed pay/Honorarium up to Rs.600/- per month from 01.01.2006
Rs.20/- per month
For those drawing revised Consolidated pay/Fixed pay/Honorarium above Rs.600/- per month from 01.01.2006
Rs.40/- per month

3. The arrears of ad-hoc increase for the months of January,February and March 2015 shall be paid in cash immediately.

4. This order shall also apply to the employees of Local Bodies, Over head tank operators and Sweepers working in Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department.

(BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR)

K. SHANMUGAM
PRINCIPAL SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT.

Source:http://cms.tn.gov.in/sites/default/files/gos/fin_e_122_2015.pdf
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Aadhaar-based biometric verification system – Jeevan Pramaan

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

Message

In November, 2014, the Prime Minister has launched an Aadhaar-based biometric verification system “Jeevan Pramaan” to enable pensioners to submit a digital Life Certificate on-line. This is an important step in realising the vision of Digital India. This facility has been provided in addition to the other existing methods of submitting Life Certificate.

2. “Jeevan Pramaan” aims at sparing the pensioners and family pensioners the trouble of visiting bank or any other pension disbursing agency for submission of Life Certificates. It is possible to submit the Life Certificate from personal computers and laptops or by visiting a conveniently located Common Service Centre. Further, banks will ensure authenticity of pension and other payments by linking Aadhaar number with bank accounts and PPO numbers.

3. All the pensioners/family pensioners are, therefore, advised to get themselves and their family members registered for Aadhaar and furnish this information to the Pension Disbursing Authority. This exercise may be completed at an early date so as to avoid inconvenience at the time of submission of Life Certificate in November, 2015.

4. For further details please visit https://jeevanpramaan.gov.in.

Sd/-
(Vandana Sharma)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India

Source:http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D3/D03ppw/PPWE_220415_E.pdf
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